Counseling Services

Update as of 06/15/2020:

The Student Mental and Behavioral Health (SMBH) office remains fully committed to supporting the mental health and well-being of our campus community. 

In following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendation of social distancing, SMBH has made the decision to halt in-person individual counseling appointments and move to telehealth clinical care at this time.

Counseling appointments: All counseling appointments for eligible students at this time are via phone or video. 

Current students residing in Illinois that would like to engage in telehealth counseling with our office can call 217-424-3534 to set up an appointment or email cmorrell@millikin.edu.   If no one is available to answer your call, please leave a voicemail and a counselor will respond within 24 business hours.

Any current student residing outside of Illinois can still reach out to the SMBH office for support and consultation. Depending on which state the student resides in they may also be eligible for telehealth services.  

We are happy to talk with any current student about what options are available through our office and other community providers wherever you are. 

If you are experiencing a crisis please call public safety at 217-464-8888 and ask to be connected to the on-call staff member on duty.

If students feel sick, or have been in contact with someone potentially exposed to COVID-19, please call our DMH-Millikin Health Clinic at 217-424-6360.  Call ahead before coming to the clinic.

Faculty & Staff:

  • If there are students it would be helpful for our office to reach out to please let us know.
  • Our office is open for consultation with faculty/ staff regarding helping students cope with this unique experience. 

Information on Ways to Positively Cope at this moment in time:

 

*Counseling and referral services are free of charge.

Questions? Feel free to contact Chris for more information.  

 

Mental Health Screeners

If you are interested in taking a mental health screening online you can find resources for this at: https://screening.mentalhealthamerica.net/screening-tools

These screeners are provided by the group Mental Health America. After taking a screening, the site will provide you ideas for further resources and follow-up. If you would like to discuss your results with a counselor at Millikin feel free to set up an appointment. You can set up an appointment with us by stopping by our office (located across from the Decatur Indoor Sports Center - DISC) or by calling us at 217-424-6360.  

 

Community Providers

At times, students can find benefit from connecting with community providers outside of Millikin. The Student Mental and Behavioral Health office can assist students in finding out what additional community supports are available for them to utilize.  Feel free to make an appointment with our office to discuss what else the greater Decatur community area can provide. You can set up an appointment with us by stopping by our office (located across from the Decatur Indoor Sports Center - DISC) or by calling us at 217-424- 6360.